Titolo: Globes: 400 Years of Exploration, Navigation...
Casa editrice: University Of Chicago Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Though recognized largely today as pedagogical tools, as mere spherical maps of the world, globes have played an influential role in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and in the evolution of maps and map making. Since written evidence of the first globe appeared--a celestial sphere of the stars by Greek astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus ( ca. 408-355 bc)--these three-dimensional geographical maps have symbolized affluence and prestige, advanced discovery and exploration, and encouraged curiosity about the temporal and eternal worlds. A Book of Globes provides a comprehensive overview of this history of globes and the art of globe making. Showcasing the impressive collection of the British Library, independent conservator Sylvia Sumira traces the inception and progression of globes over time--from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth century--shedding light on their purpose, function, influence, and manufacture, as well as the cartographers, printers, and instrument makers who created them. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_022613900X
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